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1 Internship and Placement Related Work in Scotland: The Story So Far Professor Alice Brown CBE, Chair of Scottish Funding Council

2 Learning and teaching Research and innovation SFC allocates about £1.6bn in public funds to Scotland’s 19 universities and 25 colleges each year for: Student support funds (for college students) Skills development Widening access to further and higher education Other costs such as staff, buildings and equipment

3 Our main activities are: Making payments to colleges and universities and other statutory functions Progressing national priorities Developing and managing Outcome Agreements Supporting collaboration between colleges and universities Improving further and higher education

4 SFC and Employability at a Glance Employability in Scotland Innovation Centres (industry/business linkage) Learning to Work 2 strategy (enhancing employability in response to recession) Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce (from Primary education) Outcome Agreements (‘something for something’) Skills Investment Plans (identification of skills issues in key sectors) QAA Scotland Enhancement Themes: Student Transitions Identification of employability issues Scottish Government Strategies Public Sector Response

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